National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure:Written question - 51811

Q
(Birmingham, Ladywood)
Asked on: 01 June 2020
Department for Education
National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the financial sustainability of (a) the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure and (b) other employer-led further education colleges.
A
Answered by: Gillian Keegan
Answered on: 09 June 2020

The department has accepted the Further Education Commissioner (FEC) recommendation that a Structure and Prospects Appraisal (SPA) was the most appropriate way forward to safeguard the strategically important provision and ensure its financial sustainability. The conclusion of the SPA is expected in late summer, when a proposal and the cost of maintaining the provision will be considered. In the interim, the department is supporting the corporation in its efforts to improve the outcomes for learners. Our other employer-led further education colleges, in the form of Institutes of Technology, have recently become operational and are currently financially sustainable.

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